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United States Patent Application 20170259973
Kind Code A1
Crossno; Donna Rae ;   et al. September 14, 2017

Reusable, Adjustable Fabric Wrap

Abstract

This invention is a reusable, adjustable, fabric wrapping apparatus. The embodiments are fabric to allow for repeated use, and multiple washings. Embodiments of this invention comprise a flexible fabric wrapping sheet, a fabric sizing-strip, a fabric movable band, and fabric bow-loops. The fabric wrapping apparatus is self-sufficient for closure which utilizes a single, or plurality of securements, or no fasteners. The fabric sizing-strip enables size adjustment if desired, each time it is used, but is not required when not needed. The decorative fabric movable band provides occasion versatility.


Inventors: Crossno; Donna Rae; (Smithville, AR) ; Crossno; Jennifer Sue; (Smithville, AR)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Crossno; Donna Rae
Crossno; Jennifer Sue

Smithville
Smithville

AR
AR

US
US
Family ID: 1000002654362
Appl. No.: 15/458926
Filed: March 14, 2017


Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent Number
62389930Mar 14, 2016

Current U.S. Class: 1/1
Current CPC Class: B65D 65/22 20130101
International Class: B65D 65/22 20060101 B65D065/22

Claims



1. A fabric wrapping apparatus comprising: a reusable flexible fabric wrapping sheet; and a reusable fabric sizing-strip and a reusable fabric movable band; and a reusable fabric bow-loops

2. The invention of claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus is constructed of non-stretchable fabric.

3. The invention of claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus is constructed of stretchable fabric.

4. The invention of claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus is formed with a lining.

5. The invention of claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus components are reversible.

6. The invention of claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus can be washed and dried.

7. The invention in claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus components contain a single removable fastener.

8. The invention in claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus components contain a single non-removable fastener.

9. The invention in claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus contains a plurality of removable fasteners.

10. The invention in claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus contains a plurality of non-removable fasteners.

11. The invention in claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping sheet contains an attached, concealable, fabric sizing-strip.

12. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping sheet includes aligned pairs of fasteners, which, during the act of securement, will pull fabric towards the opposite fastener, and after fastening, results in narrower fabric dimension.

13. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band is formed flat, without constrictions.

14. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band is formed with one or more fastened constrictions.

15. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band is a closed loop.

16. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band has two ends, and contains a removably attached fastener at each end, which when aligned, can be releasably fastened together.

16. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band has two ends, and contains an irremovably attached fastener to both ends, which when aligned, can be releasably fastened together.

17. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band contains

18. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band further comprises a pocket formed of compatible fabric.

19. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric movable band further comprises a band-loop.

20. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric bow-loops secure interchangeably to said band-loop on said fabric movable band.

21. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric bow-loops secure collectively, to said band-loop on said fabric movable band.

22. The invention as in claim 1, wherein said fabric wrapping apparatus components comprise decorative variations for multi-occasion utility.
Description



CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

[0001] Claiming the Benefit of Provisional Application 62/389,930 dated Mar. 14, 2016.

FEDERAL RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

[0002] NA

NAME OF PARTIES TO JOINT RESEARCH

[0003] NA

REFERENCE TO SEQUENCE LISTING

[0004] NA

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0005] Research indicates millions of tons of wrapping paper waste each year are added to landfills in the United States. They have historically been used one time and discarded. The color dye and laminated surface of many paper wraps can prohibit recycling successfully. Fabric is an excellent alternative, including man-made or natural renewable resource materials. Wrapping with these usually requires the use of scissors and tape. Millions of tons of paper waste is created just during the Christmas holiday. Figuring out the correct measured amount and cutting the paper requires a certain amount of fine motor skills and can be difficult for some individuals, and requires a considerable amount of flat space. Traveling and attempting to wrap a gift in a vehicle is not easy. A person must carry scissors and tape or buy these items. Anytime one wraps with paper, cutting the paper on roll, or flat sheet, generally leaves a wasted segment unless the full width is needed, and this results in small wasted pieces if not needed. Once cut, the only way to add to the size is to re-cut and use more tape. Ribbon, bows, and tissue paper are generally also used one time, become torn, misshapen, or have a loss of adhesiveness, and are thrown away thus creating more waste. Bows are flattened during stacking and shipping. One prior design (It's a Wrap! U.S. Pat. No. 5,392,983) reflects a wrapping sheet with a fixed, attached ribbon and bow, resulting in a box type gift with predetermined bow placement, and which may require gluing by the user to secure the wrap. Another prior design reflects an invention creating a box-type container which contains ribbon slots with corresponding tabs on the bow which affix into the slots (Fonar, U.S. Pat. No. 4,726,509). This requires that the top decoration piece be used in order to secure it, thus necessitates the use of the top decoration in order to cover the holes. Stretch material fabric wraps or tubular embodiments have been designed and utilized which slide or encase over a gift by being pulled on and off, and may conform to the shape of the gift, but result in some measure of extra fabric on one end, or both ends. Childs, U.S. Pat. No. 7,926,702 utilizes drawstrings and constricting cuffs on ends to secure the wrapped item, and the design by Wrapeez, LLC, U.S. Pat. No. 9,174,783 results in a wrapping embodiment with two sleeves which meet and have elastic ends and fasteners to secure the item, and these do not generally result in a traditional wrapped appearance. Another version with a top opening and a closure plate, requires the user to pull the open end excess fabric up to the top and press a closure plate down around the excess, which secures it, but excess fabric extends up out of the top (Sardo, U.S. Pat. No. 8,931,242). Prior limited-stretch or non-stretch fabric wrap designs have resulted in models which would not allow for some adjustments in size to accommodate differences, but allowed for only very slight size differences, or contained excessive hook and loop strips for adjustment, (Yates, U.S. Pat. No. 5,407,125), reflecting an invention which utilizes multiple, fixed, aligned and perpendicular hook and loop strips on a fabric sheet, for extra sizing options, whether or not the extra sizing is needed. This can result in an unnecessary burden on the fabric, which may affect the shape of the fabric, particularly post-washing, and may be unnecessary when adjustment of size is not needed. Extensive use of mating hook and loop strips such as this may adhere to, or gather, excessive lint during the laundering process. Another prior version did not appear to mention stretchable fabric, and describes the use of sewn hook and loop fasteners which may restrict bow placement options (Selga, U.S. Pat. No. 5,004,144). The present invention utilizes a movable fabric band enabling many different bow positions. The need to adjust the width when wrapping a gift is not unusual, as generally, when a gift is put into a gift box, this can add a significant amount of size to the middle of the gift. Therefore, the girth is the section that often needs extra width. Prior removable hook and loop features involved fasteners which may be removed prior to washing, (Hagan, U.S. Pat. No. 5,904,289) but which then requires the user to reapply the fasteners which could be less convenient, and which has the bow fastened directly to the fabric wrap rather than a movable apparatus for increased options for bow placement. Reflected in another prior patent, adhesive may need to be added to tabs by the user (It's a Wrap! U.S. Pat. No. 5,392,983) which can be less convenient for the user. Some prior designs have also required the user to cut and apply the removable hook and loop fasteners. These have not allowed for the option of no fasteners with an alternate method for securement, as does this present invention, and other possible embodiments comprising the aforementioned fabric movable band. Further, in addition to versatility in sizing, we must address the need for versatility in occasions. Wrapping paper is frequently exclusively related to reason for giving, holiday, etc. Therefore there needs to be an efficient product to address occasion versatility. This invention and the alternative embodiments provide for this, as the wrap can be solid color and be paired with any theme-related fabric movable band, thereby creating less manufacturing and less paper wrap needed. Prior fabric designs indicate that they can be constructed of varying fabric designs individually, but fail to offer multi-themed use of a single wrap. The prior design by "It's a Wrap!" U.S. Pat. No. 5,392,983 included the use of fabric markers to be used to decorate a solid fabric in order to offer decorative versatility, however, the requirement for the user to draw on a solid wrap can be time consuming and possibly artistically limited. Therefore, the idea of fabric wrap has spawned some thought and designs, however, these have not been widely used, or ideal, and have not solved the multitude of limitations of paper wrap. Therefore the history of mass application and use of fabric wrap has been extremely limited due to the lack of a practical solution for the need for adjustability and versatility. There is also a need for a cost effective manner for providing this for the masses of people who wrap gifts, so that a real environmental difference can occur, and which will allow an individual to spend less money on paper wrap each year as they reuse fabric wrap annually. This invention addresses these issues.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

[0006] Embodiments of this invention comprise a pre-sized, pre-cut, flexible fabric sheet, fabric sizing-strip, fabric movable band, bow-loops, and fabric movable and loops. This allows the fabric wrapping and fabric components to be washed and dried, for repeated uses, while maintaining an attractive wrapped appearance which conceals the object within. Wrapping can be completed without the use of scissors and tape, as it is self-sufficient for closure which may involve the use of any plurality of multiple fasteners which may be secured to the fabric, or no fasteners. For persons with limited motor skills, this type of wrapping process may be easier than cutting and taping. Sizing versatility is addressed with a uniquely structured fabric sizing-strip allowing the user to quickly and easily resize the circumference of the wrap by adding to the width, but only when needed. The issue of occasion versatility is addressed with the fabric movable band, which is interchangeable, and which may be reversible, for varied holidays and occasions. A decorative fabric movable band is a continual, or finite and secured, fabric loop which adds decorative color, designs, or patterns, and may be used to secure the wrap. Use of fabric bow-loops and fabric movable band-loops, and/or pockets, are optional components. Any of the embodiments of this invention should not be construed or interpreted as exhaustive, or as the finite limited set of embodiments which may be generated within this invention. This invention is capable of other embodiments. The intention, and scope of this invention, should not be limited to the preferred and original embodiments contained herein. The spirit in which written descriptions and illustrations are provided is not intended to be limiting, but are provided for greater description and understanding of some of the possible embodiments.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

[0007] FIGS. 1 through 24 are intended to assist in the understanding of embodiments, and contain reference numbers for details. In all diagrams, Reference 1 refers to the fabric wrapping sheet. Ref. 2 indicates fastener stitching lines visible from the attachment of fasteners to the opposite side of the fabric. Ref. 3 refers to actual attached fastener part(s). Ref. 4 refers to the sizing-strip. Ref. 5 refers to a cut. Ref. 6 is a fabric band-loop. Ref. 7 is a bow-loop of which a single or multiple loops can create a bow. Ref. 8 is a fabric movable band. Ref. 9 is an optional pocket on a fabric movable band. Ref. 10 refers to a sizing-strip stitching line. Ref. 11 refers to an imaginary fold line between fasteners. Ref. 12 refers to stitching lines to create the band-loop. Ref. 13 refers to the stitching lines on the flattened band-loop. Ref. 14 refers to the openings on both sides of the band-loop. The diagrams have been included to provide greater understanding of the possible embodiments, and are not intended to be limited to all possible embodiments.

[0008] FIG. 1 Finished top and end view with stitching lines slightly visible on end where fasteners were attached on the inner-side of the fabric. View is as if fabric wrapping sheet were wrapped around a box, and has no fabric movable band.

[0009] FIG. 2 Finished bottom and end view (as if turned upside down and wrapped around a box) with no sizing-strip used. One edge slightly over-laps the other, with the three fastener outlines/stitch lines slightly visible where the fasteners were attached underneath. Fasteners, if used on each edge, overlap slightly, and fasten together then overlapped. Fastener size and positions vary, and more or less fasteners could be used.

[0010] FIG. 3 Bottom and end view (as if upside-down and wrapped around a box) with separate fabric sizing-strip in middle. The two edges of the fabric wrapping sheet slightly over-lap the fabric sizing-strip edges and aligned fasteners (if used) meet or overlap to secure edges. Fastener stitch lines slightly visible from inner-side, and view is without the optional fabric movable band which can cover the sizing-strip (Ref. 4).

[0011] FIG. 4 View of fabric sizing-strip. Dimension coordinates to the size of the fabric wrapping sheet, to align with the fabric wrapping sheet and conceal the wrapped item. Dimensions, fastener size, number of fasteners, and position of fasteners may vary. The fabric sizing-strip may contain a plurality of fasteners, no fasteners, or may contain other securement, and is aligned with fabric wrap or other corresponding fasteners on fabric wrap. (Alternative attached and tucked sizing-strip is depicted in FIG. 17)

[0012] FIG. 5 View of finished end of fabric wrapping sheet, as it appears once wrapped around a box. Fastener stitching outline slightly visible from inner/alternate-side of fabric wrapping sheet.

[0013] FIG. 6 View of the fabric wrapping sheet with inner side (which will be concealed once wrapped) of fabric showing in view. Fastener parts (Ref. 3) are visible on the right, top, and bottom edges. Fastener outline, (Ref. 2) such as stitching line where fastener was attached to opposite side is visible on the left edge. Fastener size, quantity, and positioning may vary.

[0014] FIG. 7 View of the fabric wrapping sheet with opposite, outer, decorative side up. This view is as if the fabric wrapping sheet in FIG. 6 were grasped on the left edge and flipped over to the right, exposing the opposite side of the fabric (top remained at top, bottom remained at bottom). Fastener parts (Ref. 3) are visible on the right edge. View shows top, bottom, and left edges have outlines of fasteners (Ref. 2), such as stitching lines, where a fastener was attached on the other side of the fabric wrapping sheet. Fastener sizes, positioning, and quantity vary.

[0015] FIG. 8 Alternative fabric wrapping sheet embodiment showing inner side (which will be concealed when wrapped) with narrow slits which have been cut out (Ref. 5) on top and bottom edges, to create less corner and flap fabric bulk, when end and side edges are folded inward during wrapping, following same fastener and folding process as aforementioned. Fastener parts (Ref. 3) are visible on the right edge, and near all four outside edge corners. Fastener outlines (Ref. 2) such as stitching lines where fasteners were attached on the opposite side of the fabric wrapping sheet are visible on the left edge, and near the top, and bottom edges in this view. Fastener sizes, positioning, and quantity vary.

[0016] FIG. 9 View of alternative fabric wrapping sheet embodiment showing outer decorative side, opposite side from that shown in FIG. 8 (as if FIG. 8 were grasped on the left edge and flipped over to the right, with top remaining at top, and bottom remaining at bottom). Cut out slits (Ref. 5) are visible on the top and bottom edges. Fasteners (Ref. 3) are visible on tight edge, and near the top and bottom edges (Ref. 3). Fastener outlines (Ref. 2) such as fastener stitching lines where fasteners were attached to the opposite side are visible near all four outside edge corners. Fastener size, positioning, and quantity vary.

[0017] FIG. 10 View of the fabric movable band which may be formed as a perpetual ribbon or strip, adjustable loop, or of specific dimension, and may contain a single fastener, no fastener, or a plurality of fastener(s) or band-loop(s) (Ref. 6) which allows fabric bow-loops, or other decorative pieces, to be attached, which may create or attach colorful bows, of varied shape, design, or dimensions, and may contain an optional card pocket of varying sizes (FIG. 14, Ref. 9) and dimension. This fabric band embodiment may consist of multiple widths, lengths, and dimensions, may be lined or unlined, and may be flat or constricted (FIG. 14, Ref. 8) to result in a gathered, wavy dimension. Illustrations are to aid in the description but is not limiting in scope.

[0018] FIG. 11 View of the fabric movable band on the fabric wrapping sheet which has been wrapped on a gift. After the gift has been wrapped with the fabric wrapping sheet, with no fasteners in this view, (thus no visible fastener stitching lines), the optional movable band which may be of multiple shapes, designs, and/or dimensions, can be slid onto the outside which can cover the sizing-strip (if used) and secure the end and middle edges, and which also allows the user to attach a bow to the fabric movable band by means of clip, loop, tie, mating male and female fasteners, clip, snap, etc. The fabric movable band can be slid back and forth in a side-to-side, or top/bottom direction allowing the bow-loop, pinched/constricted section, etc., of the fabric movable band, to be positioned in multiple positions such as but not limited to closer to the top, side, or any corner, if desired.

[0019] FIG. 12 Top and end view of fabric movable band (Ref. 8) which is on the fabric wrapping sheet as if wrapped around a gift box. Fabric bow-loops on the fabric movable band in this view, (Ref. 7) may be attached in, on, under, or through the fabric band-loop (Ref. 6) on the fabric movable band, directly to the fabric movable band, or directly to the fabric wrapping sheet and may be looped, inserted, tied, overlapped, sewn, fabricated, etc., or otherwise fastened, and which may comprise varying shapes/colors/sizes allowing the user to attach matching, complimentary, or contrasting fabric bows or bow-loops as alternate movable accentuations, which can be customized to the fabric colors as desired, and be reused.

[0020] FIG. 13 View of a single bow-loop which may be perpetual or finite and fastened, or adjustable.

[0021] FIG. 14 Top and end view of fabric wrapping sheet (Ref. 1) embodiment, as if wrapped around a gift box, with no fasteners (thus no visible fastener stitching lines), with pinched/constricted fabric movable band (Ref. 8), with optional pocket (Ref. 9).

[0022] FIG. 15 Bottom view of an embodiment, appearing as wrapped around a box, with a flat fabric movable band in the center position.

[0023] FIG. 16 Bottom view of an embodiment with ends which reach the bottom (appearing as wrapped around a box) and have one or more fasteners (Ref. 2) of the aforementioned varieties.

[0024] FIG. 17 An embodiment of the fabric wrapping sheet with the sizing-strip (Ref. 8) which can be tucked under one edge of the fabric wrap when not needed, or pulled out when needed, but which may stay attached and hidden on the underside of the fabric wrapping sheet by use of stitching or any of the aforementioned fasteners. If stitched, note that the slightly visible stitching line, (Ref. 10), shows that it is attached on the inner side of the fabric wrapping sheet, and will not interfere with the using the edge fasteners on the fabric wrapping sheet (Ref. 3). If the sizing-strip, (Ref. 8), is not needed, it can remain tucked and hidden inside under the fabric wrapping sheet.

[0025] FIG. 18 An alternative embodiment of the fabric wrapping sheet as viewed from the top, and the inner side (side of the fabric which would be concealed after wrapping). Notice the aligned fasteners near the mid-area of the fabric wrapping sheet which could overlap and secure when no extra width between them (Ref. 11). The resulting extra fabric on the outer side could be covered with a fabric movable band. When an extra width of fabric is needed, these fasteners (Ref. 3 in the middle) are not fastened and the resulting flat fabric wrapping sheet is wider when unfastened, than when it is fastened by the middle fasteners (Ref. 3 in the middle).

[0026] FIG. 19 An edge view of the fabric wrapping sheet, as relates to FIG. 18, as the two fastener parts (Ref. 3 in the middle of FIG. 18) are brought together to be secured.

[0027] FIG. 20 View of fabric movable band as it is utilized to create a band-loop. Fabric movable band (Ref. 8) is folded, and then stitched across both layers once the two sides are brought together at the base, see stitching lines. (Ref. 12)

[0028] FIG. 21 View of an alternate method to form the band-loop by simply folding the fabric movable strip and stitching across both layers (Ref.)

[0029] FIG. 22 View of finished band-loop on fabric movable band. Notice stitching lines on side of flattened loop (Ref. 13), allowing the ends to remain open (Ref. 14).

[0030] FIG. 23 View of an embodiment with a bow formed with bow-loops, as it would appear wrapped around a gift box.

[0031] FIG. 24 View of a preferred embodiment with a pinched fabric movable band, as it would appear wrapped around a gift box.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0032] Embodiments comprise multiple sizes of fabric wrapping sheets that may include traditional mass produced gift box sizes including but not limited to 15''.times.9.5''.times.2'', 17''.times.11''.times.2.5'', 11''.times.7''.times.1.5'', 19''.times.12''.times.3'', 24''.times.14''.times.4'', which are commonly referred to as shirt, sweater, glove, robe, coat, boxes, etc., and which generally have some slight variation in size dependent upon box manufacturer, etc.

[0033] The flat fabric wrapping sheet embodiment (FIGS. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9,11, 12), sizing-strip (FIG. 3 Ref. 4, FIG. 4, and FIG. 17, Ref. 8) and fabric movable band (FIG. 10, FIG. 11 Ref. 8, FIG. 12 Ref. 8, FIG. 14, Ref. 8, FIG. 15 Ref. 8, FIG. 17 Ref. 8), are pre-cut and sized to fit varying dimensions and comprise any number of a plurality of securements/fasteners which may or may not include, but are not limited to, male/female mating fasteners, hook and loop, stitching, snaps, hook and eye, buttons, ties, magnets, adhesives, zippers, elastic, stretchable or elasticized fabric, or other securement types, etc. for closure, or contain no fasteners. A fabric movable band fitting corresponding sizes, is a solid/perpetual, adjustable, or predetermined dimension, and may comprise a single, or a plurality of, aforementioned fasteners, or no fasteners. The fabric movable band can also act as the securement element when no fasteners are used on the wrap, as it will hold the ends and middle edges secure when it is encircled around the gift. The fabric band loop (FIG. 10, Ref. 6, FIG. 11 Ref. 6, FIG. 12 Ref. 6), and fabric bow-loops (FIG. 12 Ref. 7, FIG. 13) are varying sizes, dimensions, colors, patterns, etc., to allow dimensional, themed, and/or any-occasion versatility, with varying thickness, texture, and depth, to allow decorative appearance of bows and varying ornate decorations, and may contain any of the aforementioned fasteners, but which are not intended to limit the scope of possible fasteners appropriate for the possible alternative embodiments.

[0034] An embodiment of the fabric wrapping sheet, has sizing versatility by utilizing an optional reusable, sizing-strip. The user can adjust the width each time it is used, if desired, depending upon the need based on the girth of the object being wrapped. The fabric sizing-strip described and illustrated is a fabric strip which may be of varying dimensions which corresponds to the fabric wrap. When placed between the two meeting edges of the fabric wrap, (FIG. 3, Ref. 4, and FIG. 4), or when pulled out from the inner/under side of the fabric wrapping sheet (FIG. 17, Ref. 8) as if it was pulled out from where it had been tucked under one side, the fabric sizing-strip adds a measure of width. When no additional width is needed, the fabric sizing-strip is not required, thus not adding unnecessary fabric when it is not needed.

[0035] The process of wrapping with the embodiments which may contain aligned secured fasteners, allows the process to be completed in a significantly faster time-frame than traditional wrapping, due to the elimination of measuring, cutting, taping, and the need for a large flat space, as no tools are required.

[0036] The embodiments in this invention's wrapping process produces ends which array cover the ends of the item being wrapped, but not reach to wrap around to the bottom (FIG. 1), or may cover the end and partially cover the bottom of the gift (FIG. 16), thereby creating an even edge, or a covered end, resulting in a relatively traditional appearance of a wrapped gift. Any of the embodiments of this invention can utilize diverse fabric types which may include stretchable or non-stretchable fabrics, man-made fabrics, as well as renewable resources, such as cotton (which may be more beneficial to the environment). Multiple possible embodiments included in this invention's fabric composition, allows multiple types of cleaning and/or washing, and/or drying, which may include machine washing, hand-washing, line-drying, and/or tumble drying.

[0037] Uniquely, the embodiments of this invention offer multi-theme versatility for each individual wrap. Any of the embodiments of this invention provide the ability to utilize a wrap, which is compatible with a multitude of decorative fabric movable bands, enabling a fabric wrapping sheet to be reusable for different themes/occasions, as it is paired with a different fabric movable bands. The bow-loops can be mixed, matched, and coordinated by multiple attributes such as color, design, size, etc., which allows the bow to be constructed for each use, based on color scheme, and design desired, which adds occasion and appearance versatility of the bow. The reusable nature of the embodiments requires less fabric to create a themed appearance, which further benefits the environment as less raw materials are used. For example, the same green fabric wrap used for a holiday gift, (solid green fabric wrap for with Christmas holiday print on fabric movable band), could also be used for a birthday, by using the same solid green wrap but swapping an alternate, or reversible, fabric movable band which has a pattern and color(s) appropriate for use with the green fabric wrapping sheet as a birthday gift.

[0038] How to Make the Embodiment Components:

[0039] The fabric wrap sheet is cut to the desired dimensions based on object to be wrapped. If a lining is desired, equivalent dimensions should be cut from a compatible material and sewn around all edges with outer/decorative sides together, leaving a small opening to pull the fabric through after stitching. The opening will then need to be stitched closed.

[0040] Preferred fasteners can be added at intervals along the edges which can align for closure, or, no fastener use is also an option.

[0041] If creating an attached fabric sizing-strip is utilized, the fabric sizing-strip (FIG. 17, Ref. 8) is a length corresponding to the dimension of the fabric wrapping sheet, and is attached on the inner side of the fabric wrapping sheet, next to the fasteners (if any), thus enabling the sizing-strip to be tucked, or folded under to be hidden, while leaving an edge fastener on the fabric wrapping sheet available for use (FIG. 17, Ref. 3).

[0042] If creating the fabric wrap comprising the double parallel fasteners on the inner side as a sizing mechanism (FIG. 18, Ref. 3), align fasteners directly across from each other at a distance desired for adding a measure of extra fabric, which will be available as potential extra, or narrowing, width (FIG. 18, FIG. 19).

[0043] If creating a sizing-strip as a separate strip (FIG. 3 Ref. 4, and FIG. 4) it should be cut to a length corresponding to the length/width of the fabric wrapping sheet. Preferred fasteners can be added at desired intervals to align with the fasteners on the edges of the fabric wrapping sheet, which will provide securement, or no fasteners is an option, and fabric sizing-strip can be simply tucked under each edge of the fabric wrapping sheet.

[0044] If an embodiment of the fabric wrapping sheet comprises a reversible lining, one side of the fabric wrapping sheet may have fasteners and the reversed side may have no fasteners, or both sides may be the same with or without fasteners. When no fasteners are used on either side of the fabric wrapping sheet, or if one side has no fasteners and this is the desired side to be used as the outside of the wrapped gift, the fabric movable band may be used to secure the fabric wrapping sheet.

[0045] The fabric movable band is a fabric band of desired length and width to encircle the item being wrapped, vertically (FIG. 15, Ref. 8 and FIG. 14, Ref. 8),or horizontally. Once the length is determined, if a lining is desired, cut another equal size from compatible fabric and sew around edges with right/outer/decorative sides together, leaving a small opening to turn it right side-out. Finish closing the small opening. If one layer of fabric is preferred, edges may be finished in a preferred manner such as edge-finishing, surging, etc. Ends may be overlapped, tucked inside one another (if two layers were used), sewn, or otherwise fastened together, to create the finished fabric movable band. Slide fabric movable band on the gift or wrap around it and then fasten as desired.

[0046] If creating a fabric movable band with band-loop (FIG. 11, Ref. 6), cut extra length and before closing ends, push two areas together in the approximate middle of the fabric strips, to cause a measure of fabric to rise up (FIG. 20, Ref.), and then stitch as the base to maintain/secure the loop. An alternative method for creating the band-loop is to fold the fabric movable band (FIG. 21) and then stitch across to maintain/secure the loop (FIG. 21, Ref.) It can remain as it is, or can then be flattened and stitched next to closed edges to form an opening through which, or to which, bow-loops can be inserted or otherwise secured. If creating the pinched fabric movable band (FIG. 14, Reg. 8), bring together the sides of the fabric movable band to create folds, of fabric. When met in the middle, fasten by preferred means such as stitching vertically, horizontally, diagonally, etc.

[0047] Embodiments of the fabric movable band are able to be slid up and down, or side-to-side which allows the decorative fabric movable band to be centered or closer to one edge or another, top or bottom. If the fabric bow embodiment is attached to the fabric movable band, this enables the user to ensure the bow is positioned as desired such as closer to the top, in the center, or near a corner, etc.

[0048] The fabric bow-loops (FIG. 12, Ref. 7 and FIG. 13) and the fabric movable band-loop (FIG. 11, Ref. 6, and FIGS. 21 and 22) may be formed of strips of desired widths and lengths cut and sewn or otherwise fastened right/outer/decorative sides together around edges leaving a small opening. Turn inside-out and close small opening. It can also be formed with a single layer of fabric which does not require fastening two layers together. The loop can be formed by stitching across a section of the strip near a fold (FIGS. 20, 21), and is used as results after stitching, or can then be laid flat to press down on the loop to flatten loop, and then stitch next to the outer closed edges of the flattened loop (FIG. 22, Ref) to secure it, yet maintain openings on both ends through which bow-loops and desired decorative components can be added. Multiple or single bow-loop(s) (FIG. 12, Ref. 7 and FIG. 13), or other preferred decorations, are inserted through the band-loop on the fabric movable band (FIG. 11 Ref. 6, and FIG. 12 Ref. 6).

[0049] How to Use the Embodiments:

[0050] The fabric wrapping sheet, which may contain fasteners, is placed right/outer/decorative side down (FIGS. 6, 8). The item or box to be wrapped is placed in the middle of the fabric wrapping sheet on the inner/wrong-side which is placed up and visible during wrapping (FIGS. 6, 8) The side of the fabric wrapping sheet which the user wants to be visible as the outside/right/decorative side of finished wrapped gift is placed downward, and not visible during this first placement of item to be wrapped (FIG. 6 or 8). The edges of the fabric wrapping sheet are brought to the center of the object which encases the object. If no fabric sizing-strip is needed, the fasteners (if used) on the fabric wrapping sheet, are in direct alignment for fastening and results in one edge overlapping the other as fasteners meet and are secured (FIG. 2). If separate fabric sizing-strip (FIG. 3, Ref. 4, and FIG. 4) is used, it is placed in the center between the two sides of the wrapping sheet edges (FIG. 3, Ref. 4) as this view contains fasteners which align parallel with fabric sizing-strip edges and both edges of the fabric wrapping sheet may be fastened to the fabric sizing-strip, creating an extra width of fabric (FIG. 3, Ref. 4). If the fabric wrapping sheet, with attached sizing-strip is used (FIG. 17), pull out hidden/tucked fabric sizing-strip to add width, if needed. If fabric wrapping sheet with middle-fasteners is used for sizing (FIG. 18), either fasten or unfasten middle fasteners (FIG. 18, Ref. 3), depending upon size needed. If no fasteners are used during the making of an embodiment, a simple overlap of sides and ends can be performed. Ends are secured by folding the sides of the ends inward, then the top and bottom edges pressed downward and ward upward, fasteners (if used) can be aligned and fastened (FIG. 5). If no fasteners were used, or if when reversible embodiment is created, one side comprised fasteners, and the reversible side did not, the fabric movable band may be used to hold the ends and sides in place.

[0051] The embodiment of the fabric wrapping apparatus has alternative variations, and has been described in considerable detail, with reference to certain possible embodiments, however, other embodiments are possible. Therefore the scope of the claims and specifications should not be limited to the embodiments reflected.

[0052] The preferred embodiment in FIG. 24 is viewed as if wrapped around a box.

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